A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase pots, tubs and a kitchenette.

Matilde Edilma's story

Matilde, 32, lives in an urban area in the Suburbio de Guayaquil. Her husband works as a security guard and they have two children, 11 and 18, one of whom attends a public school. Her business is food prep and sales.

She began her business three years ago through her mom who prepared lunches. One day her mom passed away and she ended up with the business, so that is how she chose it. She works alone making lunches from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. With the help of the loan she wants to buy pots, tubs and a kitchenette to improve her business and increase her earnings. Her hope is to open up a storefront of her own for her restaurant and that later her children would manage it.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts

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